Thursday, 5 October 2017

Useful Information about car rental in Uganda.

Generally, car rental in Uganda is often thought of in times of travel. It is a special way to have your drive across this nation. Travelers occasionally use car rental services compared to other means of transport in Uganda due to its speed and easy accessibility in Uganda. Over the years car rental in Uganda has boosted to due to self drive as a major service offered. Travelers find themselves in request for other services like booking accommodation services, camping gear services and airport transfers services. Travelers find it difficult to obtain the above-mentioned services as individuals because of bureaucracy involved so car rental agencies in Uganda act as agents to access them easily.

 Despite the happiness and joy expected from the journey, this article informs us some important information to know about car rental in Uganda. Travelers expected to come to Uganda are to be informed about different means of transport to use and where to find them in Uganda. Below is some information to know about car rental in Uganda.

Car rates and vehicles in Uganda. The rates to rent a car in Uganda are not so alarming. They are affordable and negotiable. They range from USD 45 and above for a single. Car rental companies do not calculate the rate per distance covered like other firms in the same business do, like the uber services in Uganda.

The cars in Uganda are generally serviced to keep in good condition. They are air-conditioned and clean inside to give a good atmosphere of driving. Most of the cars in Uganda are Japan imported that are 4x4WD to maneuver the terrain hills and valleys in Uganda. The commonly used cars in Uganda and their rates are listed below.
 USD 48
 USD 45
 USD 80
 USD 75
 USD 80
 USD 80
 USD 150
 USD 145
 USD 200
 USD 190

1. High season is Mid 15th June to mid-15th October and mid-15th Dec to Mid-15th Feb
2. The prices above are quoted for car rental only per day, this excludes fuel and guide. In any case you need camping equipments and driver guide.

Parking and fuel refills. When you opt to rent a car in Uganda and opt to self drive in Uganda, be reminded of the fuel prices. The fuel rates in Uganda are not standard like the European countries. There is a small difference in their rates with the common used fuel stations like Shell and Total. Always car rental companies do not give out their car with tank. It is the responsibility of the traveler to make sure that the car’s fuel tank is enough to complete the journey he/she is supposed to travel. In addition, they advised to carry some containers in case the fuel got finished up mid-way.

Lastly are the traffic rules and regulations. All travelers expected to have a self-drive in Uganda are required to comply with the traffic rules in Uganda. While behind the wheels, they are to carry a valid driver’s license for citizens in Uganda and a valid International driving permit. The rules of traffic in Uganda are similarly to that of the British traffic rule. Some of the rules include driving on the left hand side, do not over speed, and do not drive under the influence of alcohol. As you keep, the rules on the road keep in mind the traffic road signs not to be victims to Uganda’s police force.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


Inspection is part of the activities involved in renting car in Uganda. All what is said about car rental Uganda in order to fulfill different purpose like safari trip or business trip in Uganda need to be checked through the inspection process. It helps travelers to avoid double expenses that reduce their saving on car rental in Uganda. Double expense concerning car rental inspection refers to incurring a cost that had already been incurred by somebody or paying a damage that was already created by somebody else not you in charge of renting a car in Uganda now. Car rental companies in Uganda usually recommend travelers to thoroughly inspect in order to avoid the double expenses of replacing the cost. 

Travelers should always be concerned about the car to rent in Uganda and this be practically be involved through inspection. This is how one can inspect the car before going into a contractual agreement with the car rental company in Uganda. 

Go with whom you know. 

In order not to create bias about car rental in Uganda, it’s always advised to use a car rental company that you know or what your friends have recommended to use on your trip in Uganda. A person whom you know is far better to use during inspecting process. He/ she recommend and give advice on what to do in his absence. You gain confidence to ask and explain on different things that had happened to the car and how to use the car on the roads in Uganda or any other destination in Uganda.

Take your time. 

Whether you are in a hurry, inspecting a car in Uganda needs to be given time before signing the contractual agreement. You need to be answered some questions before going into the process. You need to know whether there is another inspection when you return the car. What happens in case you return the car pas the agreed time in the contract? Will the company be working at the time I return the car after usage? All these have to be answered before renting a car in Uganda.
Inspect it together. 

Besides going with whom you know, inspect the car together with the car rental agent to avoid disagreements that may rise up. Check for scraps and marks that may exist on the car. You may take photos of the scraps that you may come across on the car. Check the crucial areas of the car like back bumper especially the lower end, side panels, door areas around the key slots and the front areas of the bumper. After checking, the crucial areas ask the car rental agent if you can either have a road test if the brakes, gears are in good conditions.

Inspect inside and outside of the car. 

This is the actual inspecting of the car. Make sure that the car you are about to rent in Uganda is in good condition to ensure that you have a successful trip. The car exterior includes the car body, car tyres, car doors and windows. The interior parts to be inspected include the oil, brakes and all other parts in the car carbonate.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Car rental experience on a self-drive adventure in Uganda.

Excitement, briefing and laughter are some of the verbs explaining the self-drive adventure experience in Uganda. The trip begins with a warm welcome from one of Uganda’s car rental company agents at the airport introducing the highlights of the adventure before you. Together with the agent, you go through a thoroughly inspection of the car ready to be used on the road. All to wait is to sign a document that contains the terms and conditions for usage of the car and present to the agent your passport book and a photocopy of your driving license, of course accompanied by a deposit fee or the whole sum fee for the car rental service if you had not cleared earlier. Only a short time and patience is needed to go through this simple exercise and begin your awaited self-drive adventure in Uganda.

At this time, you are already behind the wheels of the car heading towards your preferred destination in Uganda. As already said that it is a self-drive trip, you drive at own pace, making different stops at different stages you would wish. All to see is the lush green tropical savanna vegetation around and some hills as you travel ahead of your preferred destination in Uganda. The rules on the road in Uganda are strict as officers enforce the laws, checking for the driving license and other items on the car whether it is in good condition. 

The journey on the road is always hectic if you did not fill enough fuel in the tank. To make it worse you have a tire puncture in the middle of the journey no one to give assistance since you know none in Uganda apart from the relationship with the car rental company in Uganda. The only option is to call the car rental’s telephone number on top of the document you signed while still at the airport or at the office. The response from the office is to wait for long hours up to when the company’s mechanic in the area you got stuck arrives and the journey resumes normally after fixing the problem. This becomes worse in the weird hours of the night, risky and insecure because you did not know the insurance policy of company and you too did not come with your insurance policy.

The whole day spent on the journey with difficulties to fix on the car. Have a rest in a secure known hotel in Uganda that provides basic services to clients like Wi-Fi to communicate to your home people explaining the first experience of self-drive in Uganda on car rental in Uganda. The second day comes with a beautiful sunshine rise in the morning, another day to write in your history of adventure. On the second day of your trip, you a variety of activities to be done where you will accomplish some of missions as to why you had rent a car for self drive in Uganda. Uganda has different attractions to see in some of its national parks. You have to spend the whole day with car experiencing another adventure in Uganda while in the national parks.

Given un limited mileage of kilometers with your car, you continuously do the same things everyday till your period comes to an end experiencing many different adventure on a self drive including the flora and fauna of Uganda. On the last day, you will have to call the rental company through the phone and inform them where to find the car or you enjoy another self-drive as you are driving back to the car rental offices.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Tips to drive across the pearl of Africa.

Known as the pearl of Africa, Uganda is a world travel destination where to practice self drive techniques on the road. Self-drive in Uganda is what every traveller would wish to do for his/her safari journey to explore the highlights of this country at his/her own time. Uganda’s major attractive places are accessed through cars that are 4x4WD since they are located in the rift valleys and mountains that make the cars unable to pass through the roads in difficult times like the rainy times. This is the reason as to why car rental companies in Uganda came into existence. To help travellers with the means  of transport  to use, for people who don’t have them and wish to travel and other travellers who have cars  that are not yet in use due to other  reasons like  mechanical  problems and cars awaiting other documents to move on the roads  Uganda.

To drive across the pearl of Africa you need to be well versed with some techniques since some travellers are traveling for their first time in Uganda.

Get used to Uganda’s road signs and regulations. Having in mind, like any country, Uganda has a body that governs the roads across. Most of the road signs are similar to the British rules governing the high way code. For a safe self drive in Uganda one has to apprehend to the signs .The common signs  that are seen are the zebra crossing round about , turn left arrow and other signs that are  regularly seen along the high way.  Among the rules that car rental companies in Uganda will upfront before their travellers include; Drive while sober, Keep left while driving in Uganda; Do not over speed while driving and many others.

Make enough preparations for a self-drive in Uganda. Since most of the places to visit in Uganda are miles away from the city Kampala, Rental car companies in Uganda advise their travellers to have enough sleep before setting off for a safari. It is argued against travellers to drive while tired as this arises fatigue and unconsciousness to their bodies. Immediately after the flight, car rental agencies in Uganda are glad to drop their travellers to the hotels to have enough rest and preparations for the next day of a self-drive in Uganda.

Inspect the car before you start the journey. Immediately you are given the keys to start the journey, inspect the car together with the car rental agent sent to you to avoid expenses that were caused by earlier damages before using the car for your purpose. This is done by taking photos of the car as evidence. Go for road test together with the car rental agent and find out if the car is ready and in good condition for the road.

Drive a car that you are familiar too. Most travelers always have problems with cars that they rent in Uganda especially if they not used to drive them.  This has been seen to by travellers who go by bandwagon, instead of using auto transmission cars they go for manual transmitted cars in Uganda and verse visa.